Family Vacation Game List
Robert Masson
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Next month I am going to spend a week with my family in Maine at a huge Ski Lodge. It will be a great time but I want to get a little boardgaming in while we are there. I am the only serious Boardgamer in the group however my Father-in-law and Brother-in-law do enjoy the games I usually bring to family events and are willing to learn new games. Here is my list of what I am planning to bring. Please feel free to add comments or make suggestions.
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1. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:112]
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A great light set collection game that I know people will grok easily and enjoy.. Also mixes well with wine.. which there will be lots of...
 
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2. Board Game: Cards Against Humanity [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:2385] [Average Rating:6.09 Unranked]
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this was a huge hit over the Christmas break and is one of the only games my wife will play.. Only challenge seen so far is explaining Bukakke to my Sister-in-law...
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3. Board Game: Tiny Epic Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:970]
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Small, simple, fun... This is a great game that won't intimidate casual players
 
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4. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:116]
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One of my faves... Hopefully I can convince people to play
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5. Board Game: Imperial Settlers [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:128]
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A light Civ Builder with great card art that should draw folks in.
 
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6. Board Game: Waggle Dance [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:1366]
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This is a fave in my Gaming Group.. A Great Dice Chucking game with a lot of subtle play under the surface.. the Theme is delightful and should bring in folks to at least try it out.
 
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7. Board Game: Takenoko [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:214]
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Beautiful game that I can teach and play with the younger family members
 
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8. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:227]
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Always a huge hit with the kids.. and adults...
 
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9. Board Game: Venture [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:2710]
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Card Games are popular in this group and I like Sid Sackson's stuff.. haven't played this yet but could be fun!
 
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10. Board Game: Dominant Species: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:3303]
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I think Dominant Species will be a little too involved for this crew but the Card Game might be just the trick!
 
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11. Board Game: Ivanhoe [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1687]
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Easily the all time fave in my extended family. GMT of all things!
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12. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:371]
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another classic family fave.....card games are always good because they're easy to pack
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13. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:126] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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I know.. I know... My 18XX buddies are taunting and jeering me now.. But this was a great game for the Train Game Neophytes.. We never got to the point that became bored with and and yearned for Age of Steam.. Although that was certainly my plan.. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. But good intro game...
 
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14. Board Game: Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:152]
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Ok.. HUGE hit with this one. The little gaming enclave totally embraced it (three of us had played it before and we introduced it to one new gamer and she LOVED it!) and became VERY competitive!

I really like the new edition. The set-up seems a little easier and the board is very attractive. This is a total thumbs up for me!
 
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